NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are searching for a suspect in New Bedford after a man was shot in the head overnight.

Investigators are searching for clues following the incident, which happened on Tallman Street.

Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in the hallway of an apartment building.

That victim was taken to St. Luke’s hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital.

Officials identified the victim as Justin Ortiz, 21 of New Bedford. He is reportedly in “extremely critical condition” according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

Police were speaking with witnesses on the scene. The scene has since been cleared.

This is a developing story; stay with 7News for continued updates as they become available.


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